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Refurbished KF HD vs Current KF HD? If you've had one, please advise!

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Initial post: Dec 4, 2013 12:42:41 AM PST
Jacqueline says:
Hello! I have the original KF and I love it. Never had a problem with it all this time, but I have noticed the charger is getting hot when it's charging and I thought no problem, Kindle HDX is here! Then I read the 82 one star reviews and am convinced the blue outline thing would drive me crazy. I returned a Paperwhite because I could not stand the blank black screen that flashed between page turns, so I'm pretty sure that's that.

Then I read up on KF HD's and found a bunch of one star reviews that it doesn't have the features the first one did - camera, port, etc.

But Amazon has the original HD with that stuff selling refurbished with a one year warranty. So if you have had both, which would you chose? A lot of people were unhappy with the loss of features, but "refurbished" kind of screams problems to me?

It's that or the HDX 8" which does not -from what I am reading - have the blue glow but will cost several hundred more.

I don't do movies, rarely do the web or Youtube - the Kindle to me is a "book." So that's what I want -

the closest replacement product to what I have that I can get. And one of the things I really love is the brown text on a sepia background option in fonts. Do any/or all of the newere ones have this? I couldn't find it listed.

Thanks so much for advice...

and happy reading!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 1:14:41 AM PST
i have a 7 inch original fire and a refurbished HD 8.9 fire, i prefer the 8,9 over the 7 inch, ALL my kindle chargers get warm when charging but then so do my apple products chargers, if you want the fire for reading why not just get an e-ink reader? no glare, way lighter in weight, anyways i prefer the 8.9 for movies, with amazon refurbished means its a great device as far as im concerned, amazon doesnt do what walmart does as in just slapping defective products back on the shelves, amazon will make sure the device works as it should and usually less bumps then buying a new device, good luck with what ever you decide

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 1:56:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2013 1:57:11 AM PST
Jacqueline says:
Hi thanks. I hated the paperwhite as it flashes black between page turns and I like the weight it feels like a real paperback to me smile.
I read in brown on beige do the hd's have that option?

My charger was always warm but now it's hot. Hot enough I wont charge unless I'm awake.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 2:03:23 AM PST
the sepia? yes i believe all the fires have that feature in the kindle app, i have or had owned a kindle keyboard, the baby kindle, and i am expecting my new DX to arrive tomorrow, all the devices are great for what i use then for
: )
i cant say anything about a paperwhite since i havent even seen one, if they had come with page turn buttons i would have bought one though...if you are REALLY concerned about the charger, call amazon and ask them to replace it, they have been known to do that free of charge

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 2:15:28 AM PST
Joyce says:
if you really want to do mostly reading (unless you are reading magazines/comic books) I'd go with an eink kindle (I have a 2 year old Kindle 4 which I love and a refurbished kindle fire hd (from the 2012 product line). I love them both but for reading black and white text I pick up the Kindle 4. (also I like the physical page turn buttons).

If you buy refurbished please buy from amazon. The listing should have info on how long the warranty would be (if I recall correctly, the warranty on amazon kindle refurbished was one year). Also, (cursing amazon name conventions) make sure you know if you are getting a 2012 KF HD or a 2013 KF HD (if the features therein matter to you.)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:31:39 AM PST
TooManyBooks says:
My experience with Amazon refurbished Kindles has been excellent. I have several refurbs -- K1 (yes, original, from 2009), KK, and Basic. All are working perfectly.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:58:32 AM PST
Sarida says:
If you are buying a device strictly for reading, have you considered the Paperwhite?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 5:00:24 AM PST
did you read the post you replied too? apparently not

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 5:40:28 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
Based on the uses you describe, I'd say go with the refurbished HD over the more expensive HDX. Refurbed doesn't mean it was broken then fixed, most likely it was just a return from someone that decided on a different item or just plain didn't like it for some reason. Either way you get a full one year warranty, so you're protected.

My Kindle purchases- one Kindle Fire, one Paperwhite (the newest), one Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, and two Kindle Fire HD 8.9's (one new and one refurbed).

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 12:27:57 PM PST
Jacqueline says:
Thank you all! Sounds like refurbished won't be a problem. Glad to know the sepia is on them all, I'd hate to break my addiction and go back to reading in black and white!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 6:15:05 PM PST
Geekbabe says:
We have both the 7 and 8.9 inch 2012 Fire HD's here. I think the sound quality is better in the 7 inch but for movies the bigger screen is quite lovely. The bigger one I got as a refurbished model and haven't had a problem with it. For serious reading before bedtime I use my PaperWhite, it u s so light and easy to hold and text is so crisp.
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